A couple of reviews from the Boston papers, with differing opinions.
From Robert Nesti in the Boston Herald:
‘Berlin’s White Christmas’ an instant smashMore....
If you need a good jolt of holiday spirit, or just some unpretentious fun, look no further than “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” the new-fangled, old-fashioned jukebox musical culled from the popular 1954 Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye film.
The dance numbers, staged by Randy Skinner, are big and brash in the style of “42nd Street,” not a bad model to follow.
And from Louise Kennedy in the Boston Globe:
‘Christmas’ cools onstage
Irving Berlin musical could use some of movie’s charm
....White Christmas” could make the transition from screen to stage, couldn’t it?
It could, probably, and there are moments in the production that opened last night at the Wang Theatre when it does. It has some terrific dancing (despite too much bland, clumpy choreography), a few truly beautiful moments of singing, and plenty of technical razzmatazz -- up to and including snow.